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Mental Manipulation

  • Am I on the right path?

    How can I be sure that I am taking the right path?

    Often I hear of an adult still hearing the voice of a parent, or some other significant figure constantly invading his mental household. Although I cannot say I have "that problem," I have no doubt the voices are there at some level.

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  • Breaking a hypnotic spell

    How do I know I am hypnotized?

    1. When I seem to have lost a sense of the presence of God.

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  • False prophet - playing God

    The false prophet is that which presents itself as good, and assumes the role of God in guiding others. Underneath it’s facade, it despises individual freedom as an interference to its goals. It is the most dangerous form of evil because it appears good. Only spiritual sense perceives its wickedness.

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  • How do you treat someone who is wrong?

    Going around holding someone in thought as wrong, mentally working to correct their wrongness, is itself wrong practice, or mental malpractice. It manifests itself as hatred, and does the most profound damage to the one who is indulging in the malpractice. The one who "is wrong" may feel the hatred, but the hater is rotting his own soul, so to speak and will pay the price of spiritual emptiness, until he stops malpracticing. This is amplified when a group works "in unity" along these lines. 

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  • How loving prayer can be hatred

    It could be a parent, a friend, a fellow-church member, a false practitioner, a minister, etc.:

    Dear Lord, Help so-and-so who is on a wrong path, to see the light.

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  • How might "I am God" creep in?

    TEXT:

    In the Christian Era you had matter to meet as your mind. In the Christian Science Era you had malicious mental malpractice to meet as malicious argument and everything coming to you as hypnotic suggestion. Today, as the "Last Days," you have the culmination of all evil, but not as matter or argument to be refuted, but as actually, the presumptuous claim, that you are God, very Mind Itself. This last infirmity of sin, this iniquitous blasphemy cannot be met with arguments, it can only be met with pure realization, being lost completely in the Allness of Mind. (p. 994, CCT, H. W. Eustace)

    DISCUSSION:

    How might the presumptious claim enter in in the practice of CS? Elsewhere? 

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  • How to respond to news downers

    I don't know about you, but it seems every time I look at the news, there is an underlying tone of hatred and fear. It is mesmeric, and draws me into a very unholy state - disturbing, and in no way constructive. Aha! Another case where I need Truth! If not, I am going to go around with a cloud over my head, perhaps become bitter, demoralized. That can't be right!

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  • Mentally trying to make things happen is bad news

    Mentally working to make things happen is using human will-power, and whether you are using Bible statements, or statements from the Christian Science textbook, or sports psychology, or voodoo dolls it is the same stuff. If your motive is to do good, that is better than a motive to do evil, but when it leaves the divine will out of the picture, it is pagan, and ultimately dangerous!

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  • Moral idiocy in high places

    "Whoever is mentally manipulating human mind, and is not gaining a higher sense of Truth by it, is losing in the scale of moral and spiritual being, and may be carried to the depths of perdition by his own consent."

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  • Subject: Emotionalism the great tool of the manipulator

    Please bring Bible references with correlative passages from S&H on the subject of hypnotism and mesmerism. Specifically, let us address/handle emotionalism used to hypnotize folks to do things they would not normally do - get hateful around election; get consumed my materialism in the Holiday Season.

    Bring examples from your own experience, illustrating how emotionalism creeps in.

    Hi-lites of session on Emotionalism the great manipulator  

     

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  • Thought control?

    Thought control has an ominous sound to it, especially if it pertains to someone controlling another's thought! Thought control goes hand in hand with will-power.  

    "The hypnotist dispossesses the patient of his individuality in order to control him."  (S&H)

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  • Worse off if one error used to destroy another

    TEXT: The hypnotizer employs one error to destroy another. If he heals sickness through a belief, and a belief originally caused the sickness, it is a case of the greater error overcoming the lesser. This greater error thereafter occupies the ground, leaving the case worse than before it was grasped by the stronger error. (S&H)

    DISCUSSION:

    1. Give an example of a material remedy that heals a symptom, and why it may leave the patient worse off.

    2. Give an example of a mental remedy that a "Christian Scientist" may use to heal, but that will leave the patient worse off.

    3. What are some symptoms of the patient left worse off?

    4. How do we know the healing is correct?

    Hi-lites of session on Worse off if healed by error  

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